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of developing problems and questions about obama care. now, as you know, americans are still furious at the broken promises and costly surprises of insurance plan cancelations. plus, the obama care computer breakdown continues. and health secretary kathleen sebelius still refuses to come clean about the inside causes and costs of the fiasco. all right. first, tonight, we now know that the obama administration is muzzling insurance companies, telling them to keep quiet about all the canceled policies and increased premiums. also, more democrats are starting to push back against the law. including senator mary landrieu who was working on a bill to allow americans to really keep their own health plans. and congressman darrell issa has subpoenaed secretary sebelius for the information regarding the botched healthcare.gov launch she so far declined to hand over voluntarily. all right. all those stories and more. on "the kudlow report" starting right now. this is just unbelievable. all right. now, we've got all this developing news here to analyze the whole story. we bring in bob lashevski
for the affordable care act with trouble on its first day but obama care is only doing slightly better than guitar lessons by mike. according to a new poll president obama's approval rating reached a new low of 42%. it's gotten so bad that even bo is trying to distance himself. >> good morning. there's another side to this. good morning. it's monday, november 4th. beautiful shot of new york city. makes me sad how dark it is. did you all change your locks? >> it's a little lighter outside. it did, of course, get dark at 2:15. >> with us on set we have msnbc contributor mike barnacle. how are you doing? you look good. you look very handsome. the former democratic congressman harold ford jr. >> he's done a makeover. >> also to our left, mike barnacle, we have patches. >> hi, patch. >> this is day two of a 30 day journey we're all going to be on together. growing in the beard for the month of november. >> why are you doing that? >> for women's health. there's a group of people. i've never gone more than a week. >> there's a spot right there that's not going to grow. >> imagine thanksgiving what it wil
under obama care violates their beliefs as roman catholics. divided ruling is one of several on the birth control issue and will likely have to be resolved by the supreme court. it's almost marathon day. everyone is coming into new york city. the top cop commissioner ray kelly says he is ready. last week's race is cancelled because of super storm sandy. this year security is tight. obviously because of the boston bombings. 43 specially trained police dogs will be part of the massive security detail and that's not all. in addition to the cameras in our lower midtown manhattan initiative. it established mobile units and video collection teams. >> and there are all sorts of other measures that they don't talk about spectators, meantime are being asked to gather at the finish line. not to bring backpacks and things like that. opening ceremonies, most runners including this guy who ran in boston say they are not worried. >> anything can happen anywhere. you but to come back this is special. they had to cancel last year because of the hurricane. this is really something. >> that re
>>> good morning. i'm chris jansing. for the first time right now a key obama administration official, who's been in the middle of the botched health care rollout, is facing congress to explain what's going on with the obama care website. this is a live picture and you're looking at medicare chief marilyn tavenner. she had major responsibility for the health care overhaul and was just confirmed in may, though with strong bipartisan support in the senate. she also has a long-time friendship on the republican side with eric cantor. the head of the committee says he expects her to shed some light on systemic failures. did she see the problems coming? did she tell hhs secretary sebelius? i want to bring in our company. e.j. dionne, susan page is usa today's washington bureau chief. good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start with who she is. i think it's interesting. she was a nurse in the e.r., she worked her way up to ceo of a couple of big hospitals. so she knows something about running complicated organizations. susan, what are you expecting to see this mor
the u.s. was eavesdropping on ally world leaders for years and president obama didn't know? no one told him? phone conversations from u.s. friends like german chancellor angela merkel. the administration insists the president did not know. now he is ordering a full review of the nsa surveillance operations and the foreign relations fallout. here is more from our chief national security correspondent jim sciutto. >> reporter: president obama would not confirm the nsa was spying on the phone calls of u.s. allies like germany's chancellor angela merkel. >> the national security operations generally have one purpose and that is to make sure that the american people are safe. i'm making a review to make sure what they are able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> reporter: senior administration officials tell cnn president obama did not know about the nsa surveillance of merkel and other allies until earlier this year. when he found out he ordered a stop to some of the programs. the democratic chairman of the senate intelligence community dianne feinstein usually an a
. they are already under fierce attack from republicans over the health care laws. obama now faces democratic concerns that the troubled start of the insurance program will cut into the political benefits that the party received from the government shutdown and might cost government -- democratic candidates in the next elections. was named asgh most responsible. to fix it entrusted was jeffrey zeitz. this followed a meeting between vice president joe biden and democratic freshmen. it appeared that the white house would have to do more to reassure democrats who emerged from the shutdown confident of their political fortunes. onublicans have roared back a wave of anger over the health care law. people are anxious. richard derman said -- richard durbin said he did not think there was confidence. this is more of a show me moment. we were all confident that the system would be up and running. we are not confident until it is real. the anxious include senators and house members facing hotly contested races. inre are also lawmakers states with republican governors who have done nothing to promote th
president obama know and when did he know it? today, the directors of the national intelligence and nsa testify on capitol hill. the president has ordered a review of intelligence gathering. cnn's jim sciutto joins us from washington. >> reporter: the administration now considering hard limits on intelligence gathering. particularly of word leaders overseas. this is part of a see view that began this summer. the same review which is how the white house says the president first learned on spying on foreign leaders such as german's angela merkel. saying the president did not know she in particular was a target and would not know specific targets as a matter of policy. another official telling cnn he would have had to have known about the framework of such programs, including the countries targeted. still, a lot of hard questions for the administration to answer. president obama would not confirm the nsa was spying on the phone calls of u.s. allies like germany's chancellor angela merkel. in an interview, he both defended u.s. intelligence activities. >> the national security operations ge
the powers of the nsa and edward snowden is now. offering to help germany. >> and president obama shook hands with the leader of iraq for the first time in two years. >> secretary of state john kerry is conceding that some u.s. spying has gone too far. kerry was speaking at a conference in london. he was defending the programs but the white house has concluded that reviews and changes are needed. >> in some cases i acknowledge as does the president some of these actions have reached too far and we are going to make sure that that doesn't happen in the future. >> lawmakers on capitol hill are taking up the spying being a at this times. the senate committee has limited how long the nsa can keep their data record. records. the bill will expand penalties for illegal spying. it falls short from real reform. >> one of the critics is journalist dplejournalist glen . the more information you collect about innocent people the harder it is to actually find the people that actually mean to do you harm. and the metaphor that surveillance officals use they are hooking for a needle in the hay stack. the la
one of the ones that is going to be there is more see. morsi is obama's best friend. bob from baton rouge, louisiana. thanks recall. -- thanks for the call. can check out his remarks at c-span.org. this morning's front page of "the new york times." the president will be campaigning in northern virginia . chris christie is expected to win in new jersey. democrat barbara bona is challenging the new jersey republican. that story front page of "the new york times." a look at the statistics courtesy of the gallup organization to give your sense of just where the country was back in the 1950s during the start of the eisenhower administration on the question of whether or not you feel there is a opportunity to move ahead in america. back in 1952, eight percent said not much of an opportunity .umber 87% said yes we show you how to change over the years as we listen to joe, who's joining us from bethesda, maryland. good morning. caller: good morning, steve. great show, really appreciated. this is absolutely still the land of opportunity. challenged just like a government to live within the m
by chemical weapons, the obama administration was caught on its heels in a foreign policy quandary. america was reminded again that the united states must always be vigilant and embrace an international relations framework which enables proactive engagement rather than merely reactionary crisis response. mr. speaker, i desperately hope that these discussions will proceed in the context of the grave reality the human family will face if nuclear weapons fall into the handles of jihadists in iran. to use the slight hely altered words of our secretary of state, mr. speaker, quote, in a world of terrorists and extremists, we ignore these risks at our peril. we simply cannot afford to have nuclear weapons become the i.e.d. or car bomb of tomorrow. neither our country nor our conscience can bear the costs of inaction. mr. speaker, the u.s.-iran nuclear negotiations act is, quote, an action that will reinforce the prohibition against nuclear weapons development. we're talking about actions that will degrade iran's capacity to use these weapons and ensure that they do not proliferate. with this aut
confirms more than 2 million americans are losing their current health care coverage because of obama care. jan crawford uncovers new information on what could be a broken promise. >>> worldwide anger over nsa spying on foreign leaders. will the white house dump the program? >>> and sandy, one year later. new jersey governor chris christie answers victims who claim they are forgotten. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> obviously, you're going to want to know exactly what the president knew and when he knew it. >> the white house under fire for nsa spy secrets. >> president obama saying that he was not aware until recently of spying on heads of state. >> but the "los angeles times" reports the white house signed off on the program. but the president did not know that raises serious questions. >> i've been imprisoned by allegiant airlines or over eight hours. >> passenger aboard the allegiant 1032 had to be on three different flights because of mechanical problems at oakland international airport. >> yes,
, with all the controversy about spying on allies and the like, i would like to see president obama pardon jonathan thomas. host: alexander from maryland, a republican caller. feel like theyy should not endorse spying and other countries and even our allies. i feel like it's important we knwo ow what's going on. --etimes our allies can be sometimes we need to know these things. host: yunnan chancellor merkel of germany? -- we should continue this, even on chancellor merkel of germany? caller: yes. it can be done more professionally and carefully on how we go about doing it, instead of doing it haphazardly and -- i'm looking for the word. in a professional manner. that's what i think. host: by that do you mean without being caught? caller: well not necessarily by being caught. if there is some type of issue that arises or flags that pop up, go aheaed and spy. if they do get caught spying and a case is brought about it the us can turn around and say, this is the reason we spied on you. host: james is next from minneapolis, a republican caller. caller: i love this, and this is hilarious. the
stemming on new developments when it comes to monitoring of ally activity by the nsa. new about obama spying. thatsa denies reports obama was told in 2010 of nsa spying on angela merkel and allowed it to continue. on sunday, the german tabloid siding unknown sources again, there are several stories this morning when it comes to the monitoring of allies. we are asking you this morning if the u.s. should rethink how it does those activities. if numbers on the screen -- you want to reach us via tweet and if you want to put something on a facebook page, that is facebook.com/c- span. it was on the sunday shows yesterday that this topic came up heard one of the voices there, congressman peter king from new york. he is the chairman of the house subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence. he was on nbc's "meet the press" yesterday. he talked about the u.s. spying on france and germany. should stopdent apologizing and stop being. savedality is the nsa has thousands of lives, not just in the united states but in france and germany and throughout europe. have carried out spying operations
. >> reporter: it's an unexpected reality of obama care being told through ant thatna antidotes and media. cbs news has confirmed with insurance companies across the country that more than 2 million people are getting notices they no longer can keep their existing plan. in california 279,000. in michigan 140,000. florida, 300,000. and in new jersey 800,000. and those numbers are certain to go even higher. some companies tell us they've sent letters, but they won't tell us how many. >> what we're seeing now is the reality. coming into play. >> reporter: industry experts like larry levitt of the kaiser family foundation say the insurance companies have no choice. obama care forces them to drop many of their plans that don't meet the law's ten minimum standards, including maternity care, emergency visits mental health treatment and even pediatric dental care. that means consumers have to sign on to new plans even if they don't want or need the more generous coverage. industry experts say about half of the people getting these letters will pay more. half will pay less tha
that president obama has said he wants to appoint and is asking for advice and consent of the senate. but i want to make sure we all understand exactly what this debate sau is all about. at this very moment, there are plenty of u.s. appellate courts that urgently need judges to handle their existing caseload. as my friend, the distinguished presiding officer, knows, former attorney general, there are a lot of district courts around the country that could use additional personnel because they are what are called "judicial emergencies" because they have just heavy caseloads and they need more help. so why in the world would we want to add more judges to a court that doesn't have enough work for them to do? and that's exactly what this debate is all about. i.tit's not about the specific nominees. i.tit's not an ideological batte that we're all familiar with, so much as it is one of practical economics. between 2005 and 2013, the total number of written decisions per active judge on the d.c. circuit declined by 27%. so from 2005 to 2013, the number of written decisions per active judge went down by
've been trying to accomplish both president bush and president obama have tried to figure out how to do this is to win the broader ideological struggle. basically, to stop people in the muslim world from wanting to join organizations like al-qaeda, to figure out what role we can play in bringing greater stability and moving towards a more moderate, effective, competent form of government in of these countries. now, the great challenge here, of course, is number one often conflicts with number two. we see that most notably in the drone campaign. undeniably, it has been effective. without question, the ability of al-qaeda's central leadership to property and plan -- to plot and plan attacks has been significantly degraded. one of the biggest things is we have effectively targeted and disrupted their leadership. when your top terrorists in the world are spending pretty much all their time every day worrying about how they can stay alive, they can't plot and plan as effectively. and that's worked. but the other thing that's very true is that military campaign has also made it more difficult
're not participating in obama care? >> i'm participating in employer-sponsored insurance, which 85% of the country does. >> so you have government insurance, so you're not -- have you gone on the site and tried to enroll or tried to shop for plans? >> i haven't gone on to shop for the plans. i went on and actually signed up for an account and see what it looked like and go through the application process, but did not sign up for coverage. i'm not eligible for coverage, nor did i shop. >> i just want to mention to you a letter that i received from my district, and this man wrote me and said, "my wife has been recently informed by her insurance carrier that her health care policy does not come ply with the affordable care act. now we must purchase the same policy at an 18% increase to our premium. what happened to if you like your insurance you can keep it question?" what would you say to that individual? >> i would take him back to pre-affordable care act days, where, in fact, if you were in the individual market, you were living at a 50% churn. half the people in the individual market, prior to 2010, d
a man as barack obama, the first african-american president, you can trust him, but your litany was damning. so many promises made so many promises broken. not his personal morality but institutions, about laws that he helped to pass and then lied to us about. and that is a grievous difficulty. i'm afraid we're saying to young people around the country, if the president for the sake of political expediencey can lie about everything, then everything is up for grabs. there's no standard versus what you promise and what you believe. its breaches trust and it's a great sadness. >> even if they were not deliberate lies, which is a stretch because this has been the pattern on 0 part of many. if you're selling a signature piece of legislation and the notion you can keep your doctor, keep your coverage, and then a lot of people are coming to find, no, i can't, or retirees are finding they're being jettisoned on to exchanges. and the people who created this new that was a possibility, and steny hoyer said that was something they saw coming but didn't say it. they would be in a long confe
of politicians in making of the film. president obama, bill clinton. they're part of the wallpapers of their lives in a way. they happen to run into them in the day-to-day activities. >> here's dchlt j. and the governor. >> next governor of massachusetts. >> massachusetts. >> thank you. democrats. right for me. then i started to think on my own. >> how's it going, dad? >> oh, you're doing good. >> nice to see you. >> nice to see you too. >> i think maybe we want to talk about the weather or -- i don't know how much politics we want to talk? >> oh, we do get passionate. we know that we live in a great country, the greatest country on earth. we need to lead the world. we're not leading the world. in order to be a lieder, you you have to have followers. the rest of the world doesn't want to follow the united states of america. >> if you're doing something right and no one follows you, it doesn't mean you're wrong. no one has to be behind. that's the problem. look at iraq. no one is behind us. if you want to be the president of the united states, you're never going to please people. >>
's meeting with president obama today. >> i think i agree with just about everything you said. i'm not sure about the sons of iraq. i would be surprised. other than that, i happen to agree with you and i joined a bipartisan letter with minute does, mccain and others to urge the president to make those points. i basically agree with you. also in terms of the failure of the iraqi government to protect the christian minority, to protect the people at camp liberty, for instance, whether or not the government of iraq is the perpetrator of that horrific outrage, they did not carry out that mission if it was to protect that came. the christian minority in iraq is very, very fragile and the relationship to the sunni, if it is what you say, in terms of iraq and the relationship, allowing the iranians to overfly and support assad is so totally terrible. nonetheless, he has a lot to talk about and if they want certain kinds of weapons, there's a lot of skepticism about providing any types of weapons if there are to be a condition to basically doing a number of things differently and making sure that t
is accusing the obama administration of doing. one of violating pakistani sovereignty by launching a military attack on pakistani soil without islamabad's permission. the other thing that islamabad is accusing washington of doing is essentially scuttling - that's the pakistani's word, an effort to broker peace talks with the taliban. the pakistani's are arguing with the death of hakimullah mehsud, everything that they have been trying to achieve has been put back to square one. as a result the pakistani citizens will be at a higher risk of suffering from taliban attacks within the borders. >> hasn't the pakistani government been cooperating with the u.s. and the c.i.a. drone program all along. >> it's quite by assumed that the pakistani government has cooperated with the bush administration and the obama administration on the drone strike program. it's been the obama administration that has increased the frequency of the attacks - some would argue out of a sense that the pakistanis haven't been doing enough to crackdown on taliban and al qaeda activity within its borders. recently there was a
said president obama was briefed about the effort in 2010, much earlier than previously reported. the nsa denied mr. obama was briefed that far back. while at the white house spokesman jay carney said the president recognizes the need for additional constraints on gathering and using intelligence. >> and we're also reviewing these programs because the president believes it's very important that even as they look to keep america and americans safe, that they do so in a way that reflects the sincere concerns about privacy that americans have and that our allies have. >> back in berlin germany's interior minister would not rule out expelling u.s. diplomats. >> already in july i said during my talks in washington that it would be absolutely unbearable for us if german law was broken on german ground. now it turns out that this was the case. >> reporter: which made it nearly certain that the fallout is far from over and that difficult talks lie ahead. to that end a delegation of u.s. lawmakers plans to journey to brussels soon. >> ifill: we'll have more on how intelligence-gathering i
the clinton, bush, and obama administrations at a conference hosted by the university of chicago. here's a look at that. >> at the beginning of 2009 there's a sense of a missed opportunity, right? opportunity is taken and fiscal stimulus was needed. i just wonder if a different kind of stiplous with some of the changes larry hinted at, dropping some high-speed rail and energy and all that, might have gotten bipartisan support. right? i know today people, no republicans will oppose anything president obama suggests but you know, back at beginning of 09, many were really hoping the guy would bring us together and it didn't happen. i'm not blaming one side or the other. there is going to be fault on both sides but to me the question is a different set of choices have brought the country together in a way that didn't happen? >> you know i've been critical of some of the more classically democratic parts of the recovery program but i was there, you know. the senate minority leader said that the basic purpose of his mine for the leadership was to make sure that the president was not reelecte
levin inlks about the situation afghanistan. followed by remarks from obama and prime minister of iraq nouri themaliki and remarks at antidefamanion league. week, michigan senator carl levin traveled to and met with president karzai. today, the senate armed services committee chairman about improvements in the country as the u.s. and prepare to remove troops from afghanistan in 2014. from the council on foreign relations. is an hour. >> welcome to the foreign relations. i'm johnathan karl. a high honor to be here with levin. introduction.s no interduck carl levin is the chairman of the senate armed services from the great state of michigan and of special interest to me, just back from a trip to afghanistan where he commanders over there and also had a one on one president karzai. i'm eager to hear about that and senator levin has some tomarks about the trip afghanistan and then we will have a conversation. levin?r >> well, thank you, jon. we appreciate the invitation to join you this morning and look forward to that conversation as well. just here to share my ideas but hopefully to rec
obama yesterday. he said when you bet on america, that that pays off. i could not agree more. that thennounced select usa program will be stepping up its game in a number of ways. attracting business investment will be a major priority for commerce and the state department, including our foreign commercial service officers and our ambassadors. senior government officials, including the president himself, would do more than directly advocate for investment deals. we will create a single point of contact to provide you with a coordinated federal support and cut the red tape. and we will do more to support of the economic development organization at the regional state and city level. analogyde a sports it'll serve as a quarterback for increasing business investment in the united states. in addition, i should note that the president once again calls for congress to provide full funding for select usa in his budget. select usa already provides a great bang for the buck. the response to this summit shows that we can and will be doing much more to help you succeed. we want to captur
next venture. it is not just the big cities. you heard it from secretary pritzker and president obama. success stories. indian manufacturers expanding plants in upstate new york. singapore companies extending their supply chain to texas. german multinationals creating jobs in small towns in kentucky. investing in suburban ohio. south african energy firms investing in southwest louisiana. that is not in the future, that is now. there is no question that the united states is lucky to be able to offer the world's best climate today. as obama has made it clear that we are going to work at it even harder. it is about the future. we will refuse to sit still. a world is getting more competitive, but so are we. capital chases capital. i'm confident we will continue to get stronger and be more effective. select usa is a big reason why. as you heard yesterday and during the week that we are working hard now to make it easier for you to be able to invest here and making that effort is a much bigger part of our mission, especially now at the state department. at home, we are coordinating at every
of this issue. first, let's point out a column that was posted last night on " huffington post" by barack obama. the president says they should be judged only by getting their work done. that's the president huffington post piece that was posted last night. -- there are plenty of editorials on the other side of this issue. this is rum "the washington times" we are taking your calls and comments this morning. donald is up next from michigan on our line for independents. good morning. caller: good morning. man i am a 74-year-old old that has probably seen a love of life. the -- a love of life. -- a lot of life. i have a cousin who is gay. not wantve rights do to witness certain things right in front of me all the time. military as i used to be and i'm taking a shower, i do not wish to be in the shower with a gay person. that is my right. that should be a part of a nondiscrimination against me. i don't force my beliefs on other people. they should not force theirs on me. thank you. host: also on our independent line is robert from pennsylvania, good morning. hello, i just want to say that in reali
spot to hillary clinton. we're going to talk to former obama chief of staff bill daily. plus leslie stahl gained access to guantanamo bay where the terrorists will face trial. she'll be here in studio 57 with a look at her sunday "60 minutes" report. and oprah winfrey is auctioning off some of huh favorite things and she's giving us a preview of what personal treasures will be up for sale. the news is back in the mornings. so we'll see you right at 7:00. >> all right. are we going to see new washington next week -- you in washington next week norah? >> i think so. yes. in a couple of weekends yes. for "face the nation" i'm filling in for bob on november 10th. >> we'll definitely be watching for that. enjoy the weekend. >> okay. take care. >> thank you. >>> charges are pending against a man arrested in connection with a shooting and barricade in fredericksburg, virginia. around 9:00 last night, police responded to a shooting at an apartment complex on cowan boulevard. they found a man who had been shot multiple times. he was taken to the hospital and he is expected to survive. police
was the company given to a company that had a terrible track record, but crony connections to michelle obama? and how can you place such a bid. stuart: those questions are probably not going to come from the democrat from california, who asking questions now. >> she's giving her a badge for being a woman. stuart: that's important. if you've got a woman in a very difficult position explaining the appalling rollout of her product, she is a woman. >> it has nothing to do with it. >> that's true, she's being asked harsh questions largely by men, what are the optics of that situation. >> it's happened to me many times, i think her gender should be irrelevant if people are sensitive to it, just remember, she is bullying the american public as harshly as any man could do it. >> i want these questions asked. was it your decision to launch october 1st, yes or no, did you discuss with the president whether or not to launch october 1st, yes or no, did the -- did you show the president the health exchange website, yes or no. did you discuss with the president whether or not to extend the deadline yes or
obama cosponsored the bill that was unanimously approved. conversely many so-called red states oppose a duty to retreat and even more restrictive states courts have held that retreat is required when preventing serious crime. indeed it's universal crucible that a person can use force when she reasonably believes is necessary to defend defend against a minute use of unlawful force. where there is no duty to retreat she is further justified in using deadly force if she recently believes it's necessary to prevent death or great bodily harm. it's not an easy defense to assert and it certainly doesn't mean you can shoot first and ask questions later. these laws aren't a license to be a vigilante or behave recklessly. they protect law-abiding citizens. that is why this debate is emma. in ancient britain a duty to retreat refused -- by which the king under duty of us protection to the subjects. despite what gun prohibition is claimed the no retreat rule has deep roots in american law. if the supreme court in the unanimous 1895 case of beer versus the red states which senator cruz "appearing
obama's signature domestic policy that you could keep your plan if you like it but was not true but a deliberately. there is no real way to be polite about it. this was a lie. this was a lie from the beginning. these documents unearthed over last 24 hours make that abundantly clear. bill: are they parsing this language themselves? as you define the word is, is between the lines? >> they're in trouble. scrambling trying to come up with any way to explain this away when the plain language what the president said and what we've now seen makes it impossible to do so. valerie jarrett, top obama advisor sent out a tweet, saying in effect nothing in obamacare forces you off these plans. just these insurance companies that are doing this. bill: that seemed to be, a little bit of what we heard at briefing yesterday too. is that their defense now, push it off on the insurance companies? hey that language isn't in the law, talk to your insurance company. >> yeah, exactly. i think is going back to the white house playbook on everything. find a villain and blame everything on the villain. i
a strong bond, and president obama very much appreciates the counsel and advice he receives from president clinton. >> he never gets tired of it? >> not that i'm aware of. >> officials including national security staff at the white house that with a slew of representatives earlier this week from the eu on the so- called nsa spying concerns. do you have an update, and do you think these meetings have improve relations between the u.s. and the eu? >> there's no question that the kind of communication we have had with the european allies have been very important and very useful when it comes to making clear how much we value the kind of security cooperation that our nations have and that we have with europe in general. comes toal when it keeping americans safe, when it comes to keeping our european allies safe. there are the tensions that of been caused by these disclosures are ones that we knowledge and ones that we are addressing directly in our communications with european nations and other nations who have been part of the disclosures. >> [indiscernible] >> i would not speak for any europ
, president obama promised that if you like your health care plan you can keep it. mr. harris: on the healthcare.gov website if and when you can get on that website, it promises. when are the false promises going to end? what do i say to gail in maryland who wrote me the quote, i've been informed of blue cross blue shield of maryland that i cannot keep my current coverage and will have to change my policy? i have to pay 53% more in premiums for coverage that is not as good. my husband and i will now have to pay at least $330 more per month for less coverage. mr. speaker, gail and her family will lose the plan they like and will have to pay almost $4,000 more per year for a plan that delivers less. mr. speaker, american families deserve better than false promises. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman fro
of president obama, health care for everyone in the united states, something that then girls in washington have been working on for decades, they finally get it passed and you're saying for political reasons because of an election they were delaying certain critically important elements leading up to the release of this plan, is that what you're saying? >> wolf, they will have to answer as to why those regulations weren't issued. but i think it's clear they had three years to do it. there was a period of time when nothing happened, at least nothing publicly happened. and those regulations -- decisions were made not to issue them and i think at the very root of this problem is the fact that they were very late in issuing the regulations that the contractors needed and those who had to respond to they will needed in order to set the system up to work properly. >> there you see she's now seated, kathleen sebelius. fred upton is about to hit the gavel and make sure that this hearing starts. he'll open up with a statement as i said, henry waxman who used to be the chairman of the committee always ou
has been cooperating - first, with the bush administration, now with the obama administration on this drone strike program. certainly it's been the obama administration that has increased the frequency of the attacks, some would argue, out of a sense that the pakistanis have not done enough to crackdown on taliban in al qaeda activity within its borders. there was a front page story in the wopt out -- "the washington post" outlining in detail not just how much access the pakistanie government gave to washington, but they would get a top level intelligence briefing about the targets and strategies used in deciding when to launch the attacks. it's worth keeping note that pakistani citizens do not like the drone attacks. it's not surprising you'd see a vociferous objection from the highest levels in the islamabad government. they have to find a way to placate their citizens. >> if it's killing a person terrorizing so many pakistanis, why this call for accountability? >> you have to remember nawaz sharif, who used to be the prime minister has recently been elected as prime ministe
said all along we would release our numbers. ,lass no one at the white house no one in the entire obama administration, has asked you not to release those numbers? >> we made the decision we would not release the numbers until mid-november. >> you have no idea what the >>bers are at this point? the numbers will be released in mid-november. class i will take that as you do not want to answer the question. ever argued to secretary sibelius or anyone at the white house or anyone else that the exchanges would not be ready october 1 and a delay would be wanted? >> i did not ever argued that we should delay the exchanges. september isted in that there were certain functions we would delay. those had to do with the automation of -- with the --nish language website >> before my time expires, i want to yield quickly. i find it puzzled -- puzzling we have to explain to administration officials have a lot worse. the law is if you are under the age of 26 and url jubal to stay under your pants plans, you cannot receive subsidies. website nothing on your that tells an under 26-year-old those facts. y
their insurers who say because of obama care, they are no longer going to be in the individual market, or at least with that plan in the individual market, and the result is this person from cove, oregon, i was paying $600 a month for a $3,000 deductible, now it's $800 a month for a $5,000 deductible. i've got others here i'll put in the record. a woman whose job she had 40 hours, now down to 29, neither has health insurance, nor enough income to live on her own because of the way this law is getting implemented. i realize my time's expired. >> gentle lady from colorado. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman, and thank you, secretary, for being with us today. i want to follow up on a couple of those questions that mr. walden was asking you about cgi. as you know, chairman issa last night released this document, monthly project status report from cgi last night, and it looks to me as sort of a technical document that has a punch list of outstanding open issues. and some of them do highlight items that upon first read seem to be alarming. for example, one of the entries said, due to the
insurance cancelled because it does not meet the standards of obama care. i liked my insurance, now i'm being forced to sign up for something that will be way more expensive. as a single mom self employed, i'm worried about how i'm going to pay my bills. i hope you have a mechanism to track who these people are. she's not eligible for other subsidies, but the costs are going to be driving her down. >> sir, again, i would suggest there is no requirement that any of those consumers sign up for a plan suggested by their company at a higher price. they have now options. >> but if a plan changes -- >> health underwriting, without preexisting conditions, with some guarantees around -- >> she's searching around and she can't find a plan she could afford. she can't find a plan she can afford. >> gentleman's time expired. gentleman from north carolina, mr. butterfield. >> mr. chairman, before my time begins, i have a parliamentary inquiry. >> go ahead. >> mr. chairman, i'm always sympathetic to committee decorum and i want to ask unanimous consent to display the democratic twitter handle. >> g
the increase in the debt ceiling which they were unable to win a -- the showdown with president obama over in terms of extracting additional spending cuts, you know, in exchange for that. so basically this is an opportunity for them to go on the record to show their disapproval but it's not going .o go anywhere >> the committees are meeting tomorrow. how does it play into those discussions tomorrow? >> we're going into a new chapter here. we didn't have much of a pause from the last sessions of negotiating over the debt ceiling in government funding. it's just basically scene setting. i wouldn't put too much into these votes, you know, congress has done this a lot. the house has done a lot of votes to kind of go on the record and show their disapproval of the debt ceiling increases. ut the budget con-- conference , setting that up, is basically underscores the deep riffs between the two parties going into the budget conference. the democrats and the republicans are going to want very different things, and that's why we've seen a lot of reports -- showing that the expectation is very low an
. according to the poll, commissioned by secure america now, 63% of americans, quote, think the obama administration is covering up the facts about benghazi, end of quote, and only 29% of registered voters say the obama administration benghazi. nest about think about that for a moment. a supermajority of americans believe they have been misled by their government about what happened in benghazi. this is remarkable. the american people know how significant it is that ambassador stevens, the president's personal envoy to libya, was the first ambassador killed in the line of duty in four decades on september 11, 11 years to the day that nearly 3,000 people were killed by al aeda terrorists. the american people intuitively understand that a plot of this scale was not spontaneously inspired, as claimed by the administration's now infamous talking points. the american people also know that it's remarkable that no effort was made by washington to rescue the americans in benghazi or dispatch a hostage rescue team after the ambassador went missing that night. i think the american people also w
tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. in 2009 president obama made a promise his administration had no intention of keeping. if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. if you like your health plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period. no one will take it away, no matter what, end quote. today's "washington post" bestows upon this moment of rhetorical splendor and others like it four by folk owes for the -- four pi folk yows -- pinocchios. it turns out the affordable care act is cutting health insurance plans. apparently the president's promise came with a large caveat. if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan if we deem it to be adequate. for millions, washington has deemed their personal health care plans deficient and come january, they won't have access to the plans they had before. americans deserve better. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from arizona seek recognition? the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr.
. it will affect applications and enrollment tools. the obama administration hopes it will be operating smoothly by the end of november. >> the dc circuit ruled the law interferes with the religious rights with business owners who are catholic. whether our government can force religious business owners to pay for abortion causing drugs or contraceptives. >> an employer shouldn't have the right to deny the people who work at that institution their right to follow their consensus. >> because of differing opinions from other circuits this may go to the u.s. supreme court. >>> cover california lost an insurer officials removed the alameda alliance for health because it didn't meet requirements. the east bay nonprofit said it is temple rarely. that leaves levin surers -- 11 insurers. >>> the bitter labor dispute. union members ratified a tentative agreement. both sides say they will benefit. members approved the deal. employees want a 15% pay hike with increased medical and pension contribution. but bart managers earned the right to change outdated work rules and introduce new technology. you will be
as 35 world leaders spied on by the u.s. some now demanding answers. so what did president obama know and when? >>> breaking news overnight. the doctor convicted in michael jackson's death free from jail. why conrad murray was freed after serving only half his sentence. >>> and ground breaker. rock icon lou reed is remembered this morning after passing away at the age of 71. his influence on a generation of artists today, monday, october 28th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today." with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, welcome to "today" on a monday morning. >> i'm savannah guthrie alongside al roker and natalee moralis. >> hey, sugar, take a walk on the wild side. >> can we turn that up a bit. >> i remember playing that m freshman year as a disc jockey. great song. >> tributes are pouring all in. we'll have more on the death of lou reed. >>> new revelations on the nsa spying program. this morning, some of our closest allies are furious. andrea mitchell is nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent. andrea? >> good
in the white house helped get that project funded. >> because obama is there and ray la hood was there, you got money for oakland. had that been cruz or whatever that guy's name is, or whatever those characters,ing for get it. we won't be here. >> the new hub supposed to release truck pollution and generate several thousand new jobs many jobs lost when the base closed in 1999. >> workers are now casting ballots on a contract offer that ended the bart strike. that doesn't mean talk about the strike is over. there is a lawmaker wants to make sure commuters aren't caught in another bart deal debate. >> workers came to catch long overdue contract votes. it too took two strikes and days of throats get here. >> the worst part is that at 10:00 at night not knowing if they're going to be here. >> maintenance technician erin castillo is glad bargaining is over. >> it's not what we've wanted but it's close. it's close on both ends. >> reporter: fdiu membership cast their ballots on a four-year contract with bart meaning a raise over that time with increasing contributions to pension and medical. >> look
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